Angelina Burdett thrives in smaller gardens, reaching a manageable 1.5-2 meters tall with a width of 1.5-2.0 metres. It produces small to medium fruit with dark purple skin on spreading branches. The fruits flesh is firm, yellow and very sweet, freestone, it is ideal for enjoying fresh, drying for future snacks, or transforming into jams.
This prolific producer may need a helping hand, we recommend thinning fruit during heavy crops and providing support with stakes to ensure your tree flourishes.
Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth. Suggested Pollinators: King Billy, President, Damson.
Fun fact: This is an old, British variety from the mid 1840s - early 1850s bred by a Mr Dowling of Woolston, Southampton, England. Named after the philanthropist, the Baroness Angelina Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906). .
Scientific Name: Prunus domestica Angelina Burdett.